I’d like to welcome all the MillionMileSecrets readers and thank you for taking the time to check out our blog. The weekly interview series has been one of my favorite weekly reads on MillionMileSecrets, so I’m honored that Daraius was interested in featuring our blog this week. To celebrate, we have a $50 airline gift card giveaway which you can all enter! See the details on how to enter at the end of this post.
Since many of you are arriving here for the first time, we’ve put together a bit of information about the blog, along with links to some of our most popular posts. Click here to learn a bit more about us. We love to hear any comments you might have, or answer any questions. As mentioned in the interview, Anna-Lisa and I have been traveling around Southeast Asia and Australia for almost five months now, using miles for many of our flights and hotel points for staying in the more expensive cities (they are really coming into good use in Melbourne, our current location!).
Blog Goals and Some of Our Favorite Posts
Our blog has a few goals. I initially started the blog because I wanted to be able to show our friends how they too can enjoy traveling with miles. We have many posts on the basics of starting out collecting miles and points. Some of the most popular include:
Obviously, there are many blogs online that do this, so we thought it would be useful to write some posts about the places we visited and activities we enjoyed while we were there. I’m especially proud of our series on visiting Myanmar (Burma), as we really enjoyed our two weeks there and highly recommend that others go visit.
Our Series of Myanmar Travel Posts. We especially enjoyed our time in Bagan and Lake Inle!
We are both vegetarians, so you’ll notice that we like to write about our experiences finding good food we can eat. We’ve also had a great time taking thousands of pictures throughout our adventures, so we periodically include posts mainly full of photos. Finally, I’m obsessed with AA Explorer Awards and am in the process of writing a series of posts regarding them. Look for those to be posted in the near future.
$50 Gift Certificate Giveaway
To welcome everyone, we’ve happy to announce that we will award a $50 gift card to one lucky reader. Since we love traveling, the gift card will be for a US-based airline (United, American, Southwest) of the winner’s choosing. There are two ways to enter, and completing both will give you two entries. The options are described below:
1. Subscribe to the blog: Simply scroll up and enter your email in the “subscribe to blog” box on the top right to be added to our subscriber list. You’ll be entered in the contest, and get an email whenever we have a new blog post. Note that I will be emailing the email listed if you win, so make sure it’s an email you check regularly.
2. Like us on Facebook and share one of the posts on our Facebook page: choose one of the posts we’ve linked to on the AwardTravelWisdom page that you like and share it with your friends to get an entry. Only one entry can be earned, so no need to spam your friends.
The contest will run from now until midnight, Pacific time, Monday the 10th of March (thus you until end of day Monday to enter). I will choose the winner via a random number generator and contact the winner via email or Facebook to find out what airline they want their prize to be from. We will then announce the winner as soon as possible. Good luck to everyone participating!
We hope you enjoy the blog and please feel free to comment for any reason! We wish you all many happy travels of you own!